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similar to 19c netsuke ROOSTER on DRUM by MASATOSHI

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395673
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of a rooster on a drum. The subject symbolizes peace: according to a Chinese story, a drum was kept at the palace gate to alert soldiers in case of emergency, but during the reign of Emperor Yao the peace was maintained for so long, that the drum fell into disuse and became the favorite roost for local fowl. Excellent quality carving - see the rich depiction of differentiated feathers of its body and tail, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, pleasant w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389516
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a boy seated on an oval drum and feeding a rooster out of a bowl. The head of the boy is moveable, and there is yet a chick and a hen carved inside the opening in the drum (difficult to photograph). The subject symbolizes peace: according to a Chinese story, a drum was kept at the palace gate to alert soldiers in case of emergency, but during the reign of Emperor Yao the peace was maintained for so long, that the drum fell into disuse and became the favorite roost for loc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414533
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$556.00
Listed Price $695.00
Very unusual pair of late 19th century 2-colored chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) okimono of a rooster and a hen with eggs in original tomobako (wooden box made for the items and signed by the carver). Superbly carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood structure, texture and color (see lighter colored comb of the rooster and the eggs in front of the hen) as elements of design. Excellently conveyed characters of the creatures, eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386307
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a monk asleep by a huge drum. The subject is a metaphor for a failure to reach enlightenment - instead of seeking and understanding the profound power of the drum’s message, the monk uses it as a sleeping pad. Early strong carving wonderfully capturing facial expression and quiet mood of the scene. Beautiful warm patina turning honey color on the bottom where the netsuke was touching silk of kimono. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395233
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Thunder God Raiden standing on his drum that he tore open by beating it with a striker on the clouds. According to Japanese folklore by beating the drum Raiden creates thunder. The stretched leather part of the drum is lacquered in Negoro style: red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. The bottom of the drum is carved as a seal, with a seal script reading HARUYOSHI (alternative reading is Shunko) in a reserve shaped like a mallet of Daikoku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378630
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$556.00
Listed Price $695.00
19th century netsuke of two boys in conversation - one standing with a drum striker in his hands, the other seated on a drum and holding a harukoma (hobby horse) with one hand. Very well carved, perfectly captured moment, wonderful faces, excellent patina and beautiful wear consistent with age. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395128
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,960.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
Very tall early 19th century netsuke of a strange foreigner wearing richly decorated Chinese dress and European pantaloons with a karako (Chinese boy) sitting on his shoulders. He is holding a scroll in one hand, and there is a small drum hanging off his belt on his right side. Strong early carving, excellent detailing, wonderful face with a perfectly captured expression of slight madness, textile highlights on his belly are inlaid with turtle shell. The netsuke is slightly curved backwards, so ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389794
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a sitting boy wearing a shishi mask that is too big for him and hitting a drum in front of him with a striker. These mask are usually used in shishimai dance, and the face of the boy can be seen inside the mask (see Enlargement 2, difficult to photograph). Nice dense shitan wood (Southeast Asian rosewood), beautifully carved, eyes of the mask are inlaid with copper. Superb wear and patina, large and deep himotoshi. Signed GYOKUSUI on the bottom - the artist is list...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364832
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
19th century netsuke of Wago Jin - the two merry boys of Harmony and Concord (He He Twins of Chinese mythology), one sitting holding a lotus leaf, the other standing with a box of gems, and more precious items (tama, coins, coral branch) scattered by their feet. Great quality of facial expressions with minute details, superb rendition of their long hair, beautiful flow to their robes with finely incised textile patterns. Excellent patina, two tiny losses to the tips of big toe of the seated twin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386535
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with multimetal disc depicting an actor in a role of a demon with its typical red wig, small drum on his chest and 2 strikers in his hands. Excellent design, great quality detailing - see the gilded mask, drum and finely worked hair of the wig. Beautiful patina, in superb condition. Beautifully turned bowl with excellent patina. Disc diameter 1 3/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360738
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with multimetal disc depicting an actor in a role of a demon with its typical red wig, small drum on his chest and 2 strikers in his hands. Excellent design, great quality detailing - see the mask and finely worked hair of the wig. Beautiful patina, some wear to the surface. Staghorn bowl with incised tree branches on the back and sides incised with inclined lines imitating a narwhal tusk, very pleasant patina. Disc diameter 1 3/16 inches, bowl maximu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1400864
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke of Sofu - one of 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove - leading his ox away, so it will not drink from a river polluted several miles upstream when his fellow sage washed his ears after hearing about an offer for him to serve the Emperor. Very well carved, nicely captured interaction between two characters, pleasant wear consistent with age. Signed MASATOSHI in irregular reserve on the back - for the discussion of Sawaki Toshizo see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364860
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Very unusual 19th century Japanese tsuishu (cinnabar lacquer) netsuke in rectangular slab shape carved on both sides with different landscapes in scholar’s taste with dramatic rocks raising out of swirling sea with buildings and trees, all on brocade ground. Central peg serving as himotoshi cleverly allows to change the front face of the netsuke as you wish. Superbly precise carving of every element including different brocade patterns on the background of faces and the sides of the piece. Tsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404935
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$88.00
Listed Price $110.00
19th century red coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape. Natural red coral with porous structure, wonderful simplicity to the piece, beautiful patina. Diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368600
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century netsuke of two seated wrestling karako (Chinese boys). Excellent quality carving - see their faces, limbs and textile patterns of their robes. Beautiful patina on very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by a shoe of one of the boys on the bottom. Excellent sculpture, and great netsuke. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373574
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of an oni crouching on a huge lotus leaf, with namazu (catfish) hiding under the leaf. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving, old age lines, beautiful patina and wear. Signed SHOKYUSAI on the bottom - for information on the artist see p. 968 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful netsuke. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356695
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a turtle on a pile of lotus plant parts consisting of an open leaf, curled leaf, a bud and a fruit with seeds. Excellent carving in Japanese taste, fantastic detailing (see the patterns on the carapace and a curled leaf, great patina. Signed GYOKUHO on the bottom - the artist is particularly known for that kind of work and is discussed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb netsuke. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406836
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
19th century Japanese sword bronze tsuba with finely incised decoration of a kneeling old woman holding a large peach, a tub with clothes to be washed next to her. The back is decorated with a bridge across a marsh with grasses and a weeping willow. Brilliant use of katakiri bori - carving technique recreating the brush strokes used in sumi ink drawings - see finely executed lines of her robe and blades of grass, in great condition. Signed on the front JOSA MASATOSHI SAKU (made by Josa Masatoshi...